Lifegroup map 3/1/09 “When God loves” John 3:16-21
Please choose any One of the following Ice breakers:
(Everyone doesn’t have to answer the same one… pick the one you like!)
· If you went to Winterfest last week, what was your favorite part?
· What do you want to be remembered for, after you die?
· How do you personally deal with doubt?
Life exploration time: Read out-loud John 3:16-21
~ Why do you suppose Jn 3:16 is so popular?
~ Describe how Jn 3:16 summarizes the Gospel…
~ Why might someone have a struggle with the idea of God loving everyone in the world?
~ According to Jn 3:17, God didn’t send Jesus to condemn/judge the world, but to save the world. How do we reconcile this, with the fact that God still keeps us accountable for our choices?
~ 3:18 touches on what type of faith or belief?
~ In Jn 3:19-20, subversive, secretive, behind-the-scenes behaviors are chastised. Whose job is it to expose these “dark” behaviors for what they are?
~ Read Jn 3:21. Why is it so liberating when we are vulnerable and “come clean”?